Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Information

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

At First Optic we care deeply about your health.

The safety of our customers and co-workers remains the highest priority so we have been working hard to welcome you back safely. ​

We have been open the whole way through lockdown as the South Powys eye care hub. We have provided emergency and essential eye care to our local community. We also provide an independent prescribing service for anyone who may require medication as a result of their eye condition and as such we are better equipped to save patients from having to travel to the eye casualty department in Hereford. We also have an OCT scanner that gives us a clear view of any microscopic changes to the retina.
 
We are now open for routine sight tests. If anybody is sheilding they are more than welcome to have the first appointment of the day / afternoon where we can minimise the number of people in the shop.
We are still operating a locked door appointment only system and aim to do so until we decide it’s safe. All patients will be asked to sanitise their hands on entry. All staff are in PPE and observing social distancing wherever possible.
 
The testing room is scrubbed down between every patient. We are still allowing patients to try on frames but asking that anything tried on is left on the side for us to disinfect it before it is returned to the shelf. 
 
Again we will either post any specs out or book an appointment for collection.
 
We will be offering a £20 sight test until the end of August, and for any key workers we will also be offereing a 20% discount.
First Optic Covid Hand Sanitiser

There is now a hand sanitising station as you enter the shop.

First Optic Covid Social Distancing

We now have a socially distancing waiting area.

First Optic Covid Screens

Our desk and checkout now has clear perspex screens

Opening times

Our new opening times are as follows:

Monday - 9am - 4pm
Tuesday - 9am - 4pm
Wednesday - 9am - 4pm
Thursday - 9am - 4pm
Friday - 9am - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 1pm
Sunday - closed

The NHS website also has more information about how coronavirus is spread. It answers common questions about the virus and provides information about the 111 service for those who need specific advice.

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